Posts Tagged ‘tutorial’

Spotlight on: Cold Process Soap Making

With gift giving times ahead, I know we all like to try new things. Well, I wanted to really push myself to something I’ve never done. Soap making! I know, crazy right? Actually as soap making processes go cold process soap (commonly referred to as CPS or CP), is one of the easier more straight […]

Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins

Fall is here! I am so excited! Leaves falling, sweaters, and pumpkins! I love everything pumpkin and these Rustic Fabric Pumpkins by Phizzychick are no exception. This tutorial is easy to follow and would be a great project to do with kids. These little pumpkins are a perfect treat for school, church or Halloween parties. […]

Tute Tuesday: Sandwich Wrap

I take my lunch to work every day and every day I add more and more plastic to the landfills with those disposal plastic sandwich bags. Melladh feels my pain and created this very clever tutorial for reusable Sandwich Wraps. By using waterproof tablecloth fabric, she creates these one of a kind wraps for your […]

Spotlight on: Quilling

During the summer when we travel it is always nice to have crafts we can take with us. Quilling is something that is easy to carry, lightweight and can be done anywhere. In the car, on a plane, on the beach, on a rainy day, etc. What is quilling you ask? Quilling is simply the […]

Spotlight on: Art Dolls

Lately I’ve been stalking swaps on Craftster that are for art dolls. Now keep in mind I am not a doll type person, though I appreciate the reason some collect dolls. With that said…art dolls are right up my alley. Art dolls are one of a kind pieces of art, not at all intended to […]

Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding

Once upon a time there was a Craftsterer named HSG. She wanted to create her own art journal, but had no clue where to begin. What to do she thought? I know! The Craftster tutorial portal! If you can dream it, we can show you how to make it. Everything from cooking to woodworking, there […]

@Home This Weekend: Make a Bunting!

This weekend, brighten up a room with a colorful bunting you make yourself! Buntings are great for birthdays, holidays, or just to give a room a little pizzazz. I’d love one in my craft room. sewhighonlife wrote up an excellent tutorial with great photos to help you make your own. Make sure you click on […]

Spotlight on: Resin

We crafters love versatility in the products we buy. More varied uses means less money to spend to make crafts, and more is good. At least as a crafter. Resin is one of those multi-use products. Resin starts out as a liquid, usually in two parts, and hardens to a clear durable plastic. Among it’s […]

Make and Decorate a Zippered Pouch

Zippered pouches are so handy to have. They can hold anything, from jewelry to makeup to crayons! Once you know how to make them, you’re going to want to make them in all sorts of fabrics and sizes. Maybe I need a zippered bag to hold all my other zippered bags!  Leslieshappyheart wrote up such […]

@Home This Weekend: Chalkboard Plant Markers

This weekend, use this great tutorial by ulsha to make chalkboard plant markers. For indoor plants, chalk would work great; for outdoors, consider using a white paint pen so the rain won’t wash away your words. Wouldn’t one of these markers in a beautiful plant be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day?

Spotlight On: Polymer Clay Jewelry

As crafters we usually like to find items to use that have more than one use. Versatility is always inspirational in adding imagination and creating. Well, you won’t find too many products that are as versatile as polymer clay. Polymer clay or PC as some call it, can be used independently, with metal, plastic or […]

Valentine Earrings Craftalong with Free Printable Art!

Our Jewelry and Trinkets moderator, I Sew Cute, has generously shared her artwork with us, along with a tutorial on how to make these adorable Cupid earrings, just in time for Valentine’s Day! All you need is printable Shrinky Dink plastic, access to an ink jet printer, and some basic jewelry findings and tools. For […]

Wear it this Weekend: Huge Shell Stitch Shawl

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Wear it this Weekend: Huge Shell Stitch Shawl Making a shawl to wear by this weekend? It might not sound too doable, but what if I told you it was created with a giant Q crochet hook? That’s right, if you use an enormous hook and chunky yarn […]

Wear it this Weekend: Simple Four-Piece Dress

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Wear it this Weekend: Simple Four-Piece Dress Tutorial Contributor violentjayne constantly amazes me with her creativity. Here she shares a tutorial for a Simple Four Piece Dress. She makes it so easy to understand that even someone relatively new to sewing could dive right in! She says it […]

@Home This Weekend: Bell Jar Tutorial

Welcome to our new blog series “@Home This Weekend”. Each Friday, I’m going to spotlight a fun project that will make your home more you, more unique, more… you know: “homey”.  Love glass cloches? Balatong created this bell jar with a simple wine glass. Use the instructions in her tutorial and create your own. This […]